York County Community Foundation Awards Grants to Strengthen Nonprofit Efforts

Posted: 11/6/2017

York, PA — The York County Community Foundation (YCCF) awarded $217,751 to community nonprofits from its Fund for York County, Children’s Program Fund, and the White Rose Foundation Fund during its most recent grant cycle. Eleven organizations received grants, ranging from $4,500 to $140,000.

YCCF committed to continuing support for Communities in Schools in the York City School District with a $140,000 grant over two additional years. The grant will support in-school coordinators to work with students in need.

“Communities in Schools (CIS) coordinators have improved the outcomes for York City students,” says Jane Conover, YCCF President and CEO. “Eighty-three percent of the students they work with are doing better academically, seventy-four percent have better attendance and sixty-eight percent are demonstrating fewer behavior issues. High-impact initiatives like this need time to develop and be fully implemented – it’s important for us to stay the course, and we’re proud to see such strong outcomes in our fourth year of funding.”

The Fund for York County is the foundation’s fund for high-impact initiatives that support quality education, workforce development and revitalizing downtowns and neighborhoods. It is comprised of nearly 60 funds designated to meet the community’s most pressing needs.

Fund for York County Grants:

York College of Pennsylvania (YCP): $4,500 for YCP Hacks 2017, a 36-hour hackathon where students come together for a weekend dedicated to developing creative solutions to local challenges.

CASA: $9,965 for a Bilingual Workforce and Economic Empowerment Program, to remove barriers that Latino York County residents face to obtaining family-sustaining employment.

South Mountain Partnership/Appalachian Trail Conservancy: $5,000 for a feasibility study for the South Mountain Trolley Greenway Rail-Trail that would connect Dillsburg to Mechanicsburg.

YMCA of York and York County: $7,400 for a feasibility study to implement an aquaponics program to provide a STEM curriculum option for youth, and help fill the skills shortage in the food and agriculture industry in Pennsylvania.  

Leg Up Farm: $8,360 to use music interventions to support speech and occupational gains in special needs students.

Susquehanna SCORE: $8,000 for New Business Hot List to encourage minority entrepreneurs and provide business training.

MANTEC: $10,000 for the “What's So Cool About Manufacturing?” Student Video Contest to raise awareness among students and parents about the engaging career paths and opportunities available in today’s advanced manufacturing sector.

Communities in Schools: $140,000 to support the CIS service coordinators in the York City School District.

Children’s Program Fund Grants:

York Fresh Food Farms: $9,526 for Get York Hands Dirty Program, that connects children to the environment, their community and the role of agriculture in their lives through its urban farm.

Children’s Home of York: $10,000 for the BRIDGES™ program, a Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program providing stabilization and treatment for children and adolescents who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms and emotional disturbance.

White Rose Foundation Fund Grants:

Steam Into History, Inc.: $5,000 to for the Steam Into Summer Program, a fun-filled and educational day on the railroad for kids in kindergarten and up from York County Libraries’ Summer Reading Program.



The following funds make up the Fund for York County:

Anstine Family Fund for York County

Barbara F. Appell Fund for York County

Louis J. and Josephine D. Appell Fund for York County

Edith Allen Barber Fund

Marie G. Baumeister Fund

Former Judge Albert G. Blakey III Memorial Fund for York County

The Bon-Ton Stores Foundation Fund

Ralph and Charlotte Brooks Fund

Alice Marie and Michael Boustead Fund for York County

Clair S. and Mary S. Buchart Fund for York County

Lester L. Buchart Fund

Chairmen Emeriti Fund for York County

Jane Conover and Steven Izzo Fund for York County

Linda and Dave Davidson Fund for York County

Louise S. Deane Fund

Philip B. Deane Fund

Dominick DelliCarpini Fund for York County

Marsha Everton & Jack Stover Fund for York County

Mary Lou Frick Fund for York County

Charles and Adaline Frysinger Fund

Rodger K. Furse Fund

Bernard and Doris Gordon Fund for York County

Michael L. and Catherine A. Gleim Fund for York County

M. S. Grumbacher Foundation Fund

Bill and Reenie Hartman Fund for York County

Hodges Family Fund

Dolores E. and Ernest O. Horn, Jr. Fund

Donna B. Jones Fund for York County

Kerlin Family Fund for York County

Robert and Anne Kinsley Fund

Loren and Faye Kroh Fund for York County

Drs. George and Lois Kushner Fund

Lori and Michael Mitrick Family Fund for York County

Frank and Susanne Motter Fund

Raymond L. Ness Fund for York County

Michael and Eloise Newsome Fund for York County

Tom and Joan Norris Fund for York County

Ray Rife Charitable Fund

Paul and Lori Rudy Family Fund for York County

Michael and Judy Rutter Fund

Charles and Louise Sawmiller Fund

George and Josephine Schmidt Fund for York County

Sue C. and John C. Schmidt Fund

Ralph Serpe and Bryan Tate Fund for York County

Phil and Kay Sheridan Fund for York County

Rick and Carol Smith Community Endowment Fund

Charles E. & Berdella Emig Snyder Memorial Fund

Carolyn Eyster Steinhauser Fund for York County

Eugene C. Struckhoff Fund

Donald A. and Gretchen Wolf Swartz Fund for York County

Harriet R. Venus Fund for York County

Mary Ellen Venus Fund for York County

Joseph G. and Susan G. Wagman Fund for York County

Fred A. and Naomi K. Werner Fund

Roland M. and Lillian R. Whitmire Fund for York County

Roy and Margaret Williams Fund for York County

Wolf Foundation Fund

Thomas and Frances Wolf Fund for York County

William T. and Cornelia W. Wolf Fund for York County

John and Kathryn Zimmerman Fund for York County


The following funds make up the Children’s Program Fund:

W. L. Cook and Jeannette B. Cook Fund

Flo A. Rider Children's Fund

G. Stuart and Margaret A. Rohler Fund

James Sadler & Catherine Halsted Fund

May D. MacBride Fund

National Leasing Company Fund

Shearer Industrial Supply Company Fund

York Penn Machinery Company Fund

Wolf Foundation Fund - Standing Advice

Philip A. and Elizabeth J. Hoover Fund


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